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Saturday, 28 June 2014

New Painting and Stop Motion Capture Video by Daniel Grant Newton

New Yet-To-Be-Titled Painting by Daniel Grant Newton
Hey there.  

Another blog entry, and guess what???

This is actually my 200th entry. So proud to have broken the 200 mark with my faithful readers.  

If I had a Spartan for every blog entry I wrote, well I'd be 100 Spartans away from taking on Persia. But not really. In reality I'd need a lot more to be historically accurate.

However, I have something better than 200-almost-300 Spartan warriors. I have blog readers - YOU! The very best this planet has to offer. The Justice League + Avengers of my life.

So thank you again for sharing my journey, my dreams and my creations with me. And my jokes that are the most hilarious thing ever said, and that you've ever heard... EVER. Even more funny than Eirik Lodbrok's jokes.

Anyway, next post I will post something a little different to celebrate the big 2-0-0, but in the mean time, I'd like to share with you a new painting I have done (above).

And below I have included a stop animation video of me painting it, to the beats of Voodoo Dred.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Need a little help for my new comic I am creating...

Hello my faithful fans and friends, I hope you can help me.

I'm reaching out to you, like...

I'm a super villain holding on to the edge of a cliff after we have just done battle, and you are a super hero with Golden Age of Comics morals who cannot let me die despite holding the city, nay the world, nay the universe, ransom with my oversized death ray which is not making up for anything thank you very much.  That sort of reaching out, kind of.

So dear friends.  Don't let me die friends.  Please.  Well... Not literally die mind you, rather creatively die.  Well, not so much 'creatively die', but can you please help me make my comic just that little bit better.

That was so long winded you'd think I was Hugh Grant.  And in a way, aren't we all Hugh Grants inside?

No.  We aren't.

As you no doubt know, I am creating a new comic based on some of the characters appearing in my book The Last King of Shambhala.  In fact, if you are a long time reader, you would know that here and there I've kept you in the loop about my progress.

I started with quite realistic depictions of the characters.  See:

But then quickly moved toward a Tintin inspired look.  See:

And now, I want your input.  Below I've got two versions, one very much inspired by Herge's Tintin (a modern day version without the racism), and one inspired by the version inspired by Herge's Tintin (the one that looks a bit more realistic).

If you could write in the comments, or email me at danielgrantnewton @ gmail . com I would be so so so so appreciative.  So appreciative, I might do something cool and crazy on this blog to show my appreciation.